The Croydon: A Spanking New Outlook!

So read the liner notes for the Sears “Croydon,” a darling Tudor Revival from the late 1930s. From what we can discern, the Croydon was offered only in 1939 and 1940, the final two years of the Sears Modern Homes program. These post-1935 Sears Homes are...

Oscar Heppe’s Ivanhoe

Almost five years ago, I wrote a blog on the Sears Ivanhoe in LaGrange, Illinois (discovered in a promotional flyer), and mentioned that it’d be fun to have a contemporary photo of the 1913-built house. Some time later, William Frymark found the house in...

Lost in New Orleans!

What are the odds that this rare and wonderful old Sears House isĀ  still alive and well in New Orleans? I don’t know enough about NOLA to even venture a guess. Last night, I went to a favorite site (Realtor.com) and looked up “houses for sale”...